joshuajsmith wrote:If one has already RSVP'd for an admitted student day, would it be better to wait to talk about $$$ after attending, or does it not really matter?
See above re: stalling. Why would you talk about money before attending admitted student day? So they can get admit another student, who will ask for less money, from the waitlist and invite that student to said day?
This is all about getting results that outperform what the school was inclined to give you in the first place.
Wait, what? Your post is confusing. Isn't he simply asking about whether to inquire about aid before going to the admitted students weekend? Why are you assuming someone else will get admitted as a result of this? No one said anything about withdrawing.
IMO asking before an upcoming admitted students weekend is valid, especially if you have big offers from peer or higher ranked schools, and said ASW is late in March/early April when most awards roll out anyways. That's plenty of stalling IMO. For example, my thoughts are why the hell would I want to go to an ASW located at a school way out of my way, incurring expenses for which I will not be fully reimbursed, if they offer me nothing?
EDIT: To add to the above scenario, let's say peer schools have an ASW on the same weekend, one of which offered you a ton of money and the other nothing. Obviously, you would go to the one that offered you more money. So in this case especially, it could not hurt to ask about aid, when most schools give out plenty of aid before their ASW's.